Wikitravel:Administrator nominations

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If you believe a Wikitraveller -- including yourself -- should have administrative status please verify that they meet the guidelines for becoming an administrator and then add them to the nominations section below. Nominations should also include a sentence or two outlining the nominee's experience and comprehension of Wikitravel community policies.



This erudite, helpful editor has been making sound contributions to Wikitravel for nearly 10 years as a registered user (and a little bit longer as an IP).

Nurg has a sound knowledge of our policies and has been contributing to policy discussions right from his earliest contributions.

The most surprising thing about this Wikitraveller is that nobody has thought to nominate him before!

  • Strong Support --118dot93dot73dot30 08:54, 15 April 2013 (EDT)
  • Support-- IBAlex (talk) 16:54, 18 April 2013 (EDT)
  • Support-- Very nice work. --IBobi (talk) 18:51, 24 April 2013 (EDT)
  • Admin rights granted. Good luck! IBAlex (talk) 14:16, 30 April 2013 (EDT)
Thanks. Nurg (talk) 05:56, 1 May 2013 (EDT)

User:Mousy mouse

At this moment, I have just over 1700 edits on WikiTravel. But I have loads of experience on Wikipedia, having edited that project for many years. On Wikipedia, I have made tens of thousands of edits, created several thousand articles, participated in a lot of deletion discussions, and I have a broad understanding of how it works.

So far on WikiTravel, I have created more than two dozen articles, and some users have praised me for some of them. I have held some discussion about them too. I have also been working feverishly to get WikiTravel articles categorized.

Presently, my main interest in becoming an administrator is to be able to delete, rename, and perform other maintenance on categories I have created myself but mistakenly misnamed or otherwise changed my mind about. I have no plans to get involved in article deletion immediately, but one day, after reading more on WT's deletion policies, I may be more interested in that. Mousy mouse (talk) 22:31, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

  • Questions:

1) What do you see as the main policy differences between WT and WP that you will need to be careful of when making administrative edits?
2) Are you an admin at WP?
3) What's your user page at WP?
4) Why do you think the previous consensus here not to make wider use of visible categories is wrong?
5) Also, when do you think you will be able to respond to this comment - the last thing we need here now is yet another admin that thinks it's OK to ignore pertinent questions --118dot93dot73dot30 01:53, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

[[A major difference I see between WP and WT is in the requirement for references. On WP, one of the main guidelines is that all information must be reliably sourced, nearly without exception. WT does not seem to have any such standard at all. I have thought about discussing that somewhere, but I do not want to overload myself working on too much at a time. Plus the process of sourcing everything already on WT, should it be required some day, could be neverending. The deletion policy is very different. On WP, there are quite a large number of reasons an article can be deleted, and the lack of sourcing is a major one. On WT, there are only about 10 simple reasons a page can be deleted. Simplicity is actually a good thing - it makes the policies easier for most to understand.]]
[[In my own personal view, I feel it is better whenever possible to try to salvage an article than delete it unless it is really a lost cause that will never comply with policy, no matter how much editing is done. WT is a work in progress that takes a collaborative effort to bring closer to perfection. Many articles now are far from complete and are missing huge amounts of information.
I cannot overload myself, so at the moment, I am concentrating on just a few tasks: mostly writing travel topic articles and categorization. I would not want to jump into deleting VFDs until I participate in some of them myself and study the outcomes. Mousy mouse (talk) 12:31, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
It's like I recognize somebody's touch, 118! (It is you, right?^^)
Despite we always can use some extra hands to protect WT contents, the fact that you, Mousy mouse, are not in a search of this 'power' (which is actually more a burden!), honours you.
In the meantime, please remember if you want your own contributions to be edited you always can use the related Discussion page in order to explain what you would like to be amended. It's a temporary solution of course. Thanks for being so conscientious! PierrB (talk) 04:05, 28 April 2013 (EDT)
While that is technically true, given the huge number of categories Mousy mouse is creating, I can very well understand his desire to maintain them directly - that's more efficient and less prone to errors. I look forward to my questions being answered so I can make an informed decision. --118dot93dot73dot30 05:32, 28 April 2013 (EDT)

Here is where I continued with the discussion about categories on Wikitravel. All of those who are interested, please check it. Thanks! IBAlex (talk) 20:53, 29 April 2013 (EDT)


Although Koavf is relatively unfamiliar with our culture and policies, he's a fast learner. I know him as one of the most prolific editors on Wikipedia, so he should have a good knowledge already of the MediaWiki software we use here too. --W. Franke-mailtalk 03:14, 15 October 2013 (EDT)

  • Note As Frank pointed out above, I have been inactive here but I want to do simple maintenance tasks like deleting spam. I do similar things on other wikis, including Wikimedia ones. I am familiar with MediaWiki software on the user's end and wiki culture in a broad sense. If you all were interested in giving me the tools, I would probably use them primarily for deleting spam but I would be accessible for users for whatever they might need. No hard feelings if you decide "no" but I'd like to help. Koavf (talk) 04:11, 15 October 2013 (EDT)
I think that would be a win, win situation for everybody. It's important for travellers that they don't have to wade through the swamp of spam faux articles that are created every day, and its obviously much better for Internet Brands shareholders if they can use free, volunteer labour to curate this site rather than pay an increasing wage bill for IBadmins. --W. Franke-mailtalk 04:23, 15 October 2013 (EDT)
  • Support-- Account verified, and supported.--IBobi (talk) 16:36, 15 October 2013 (EDT)

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